China Section 301 Product Exclusions Expired on September 20, 2020

China Section 301 product exclusions previously granted to certain goods from Lists 1 and 2 expired on September 20, 2020 as scheduled except for 62 exclusions from List 1 and 86 exclusions form List 2. A total of 313 exclusions expired. Goods eligible for the product exclusions that were extended must be entered under U.S…. Read more »

Merchandise Processing Fee and Other User Fees Increase

The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will increase from a minimum of $26.79 to $27.23 and the current maximum of $519.76 to $528.33 effective October 1, 2020. The MPF rate of 0.3464 percent will remain unchanged. You may view the complete list of user fees that are being increased here.

Refunds of China Section 301 Tariffs May Be Available But Fast Action Needed

The following article has ben published by Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg and it is being posted with their permission.  Refunds of China Section 301 Tariffs May be Available but Fast Action Needed A recently filed lawsuit could result in refunds of all Section 301 tariffs levied to date on List 3 and List 4A goods… Read more »

Goods Made In Hong Kong Must Be Marked As Products Of China – Transition Period Extended

The original requirement to mark goods from Hong Kong as products of Chinese origin as mandated by President Trump’s Executive Order 13936 from July 14, 2020 provided a transition period through September 25, 2020. CBP has extended the transition period for an additional 45 days for goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption through… Read more »

Upcoming Withhold Release Orders for Chinese Cotton Yarns, Textiles and Apparel Because of Suspected Forced Labor

U.S. Customs may be preparing to issue withhold release orders for cotton yarns, textiles, and apparel because of suspected forced labor and human right abuses involved with the manufacturing of these products in the Xinjiang region of China. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility petition submitted to the Acting Customs Commissioner on August 28, 2020… Read more »